Delectable Beef Stroganoff

I haven't met anyone yet, who doesn't like beef stroganoff. Because of the rich creamy base, I always thought it was exclusively a French classic, but the name "stroganoff" didn't sound French. I was curious about the history of this dish and found a well-written, concise article about stroganoff's history. You can find the article... Continue Reading →

Prickly Pear

A few weeks ago I harvested prickly pear fruit from around our yard for the first time and made homemade jelly from it.  I posted a few pics on Facebook, and Marco Poloed some of my family members throughout the process.  I had so many questions and comments, I thought I would organize the process, pictures,... Continue Reading →

Feeling Accomplished!

Cleaned out, detoxed, lightweight.... oh, you thought I was talking about me?  HA!  Far from it!  I'm talking about...my refrigerator! This morning I spent some time cleaning it: disinfecting the shelves, throwing out the old food, organizing, etc.  It had been put off too long!  It needed to be done! For many years I created... Continue Reading →

For Those Who Don’t Know Me…

.... let me give you a little background.  I was born in Iowa in 1967.  Born before the days of CDs, DVDs, personally owned computers, cell phones, etc.  When we played, we went outdoors.  We climbed trees, worked in the garden with our parents, sewed our own clothes, canned our own food for winter preservation,... Continue Reading →

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